The county will spray about 61 acres of Linthicum for gypsy moth caterpillars in the next week or so. The actual date will be dependent on the weather, foliage and active feeding of the caterpillars.
The designated area is west of Longcross Road and north of Shipley Road. Six wooded acres at the end of Woodland and Groveland roads will also be sprayed.
Residents may call 222-7669 for a recorded message of the exact date of spraying for the area designated as Sprayblock 8.
The spray is nontoxic to humans or pets, but it is recommended that residents remain indoors during the approximately 10 minutes it takes to spray.
If you have further questions, call Richard Olsen, the county's gypsy moth coordinator, at 222-7190.
The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association is paying $1,220 for the spraying.
Additional comments, or contributions to offset the cost of spraying may be sent to LSIA, P.O. Box 143, Linthicum, Md. 21090.
Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet on Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church on Maple Road.
The board meets at 11 a.m. Blood-pressure screening will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Members and guests can bring their lunch. Cake, coffee and tea will be served by the chapter.
The program begins at 1 p.m. and will feature Frankie Hall and Susan Peterson from the Hospice of the Chesapeake. They will speak on the services the hospice provides, including a summer camp for children of grieving families.
A business meeting will follow the speeches.
For additional information, call Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.
Looking to buy new plant varieties and pick up some old favorites, the Friendly Thyme Herb Club members made a short trip to the T. DeBaggio Herbs greenhouse in Arlington, Va., last week. They also made a stop at the Washington Cathedral to see the Bishop's Garden and visit the Herb Cottage.
NTC On Friday at 10 a.m., the club will have its monthly meeting at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center. After the business meeting, a program on how to press and use flowers and herbs will be conducted by member Lola Zabetakis.
The club will be attending a luncheon and lecture at the Stillridge Herb Farm in Woodstock, on Tuesday, May 25. The cost is $18.50. Payment is due by Friday.
For information, please call Mary Goode at 437-4120, or June Burton at 766-8113.
Early registration is recommended for the Anne Arundel All Stars Lacrosse Camp sponsored by St. John's Lutheran Church as a fund-raising effort for their building fund.
The instructional camp is for players ages 6 to 12. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 19, and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 20-23 at North County High School.
The Rev. Bill Gilroy, pastor of St. John's and founder and %J co-director of the camp, sees this as an opportunity for those who began their careers in the county recreation leagues and who earned "all-star" status in high school, college and beyond to give something back to the game and the community itself.
Jeff Wills, a member of the church and a 1992 All-American attackman from Johns Hopkins University, is co-director of the camp.
At age 8, Wills began his lacrosse career as an Andover Apache. He went on to captain at Loyola High School and Johns Hopkins and gained All-American recognition at both levels. This year he played professional indoor lacrosse for the Pittsburgh Bulls and was nominated for All-Pro as a rookie.
The coaching staff will include many county all-stars, coaches and well-known area players: Drew Burns, Andy Claxton, Lindsey Dixon, Steve Marohl, Tim McGeeney and Adam Wright.
Dave Pietramaia, three-time All-American from Johns Hopkins who won the Schmeisser Award as best defenseman in the country in 1988 and 1989, will make a guest appearance to sign autographs and conduct lacrosse demonstrations.
The cost for the camp is $75. Registration will be limited to the first 100 applicants.
For more information or to request a registration form, call the church office at 859-0020.
"A Hop for Leukemia," an event sponsored by the St. John's Co-operative Nursery School last month and conducted by 3- and 4-year-olds, raised $8,000 for charity.
Erica Webber, program coordinator for the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia Society, attended the parents' meeting last week and accepted the money from the nursery school's two top fund-raisers.
The top fund-raiser was Philip Love, 4, who collected $330 in pledges. Elizabeth Ennis, 4, brought in the second most pledges for a donation of $236.42.
Other top hoppers in the 4-year-old classes were: Alex Albright, Ashley Behringer, Jason Conti, Sarah Dirndorfer, Brittany Fiore, Nicole Galanakis, Nathan Giles, Briana Hicks, Patrick March, Eric Marney, Charles Martin, Mary Lynne Neese, Libby Perry, Jim Redman, Joe Scardina, Matt Stinchcomb and Brittany Walters.
The top pledgers in the 3-year-old classes were: Courtney Amelung, Kelly Feeheley, Erin Hall, Joshua Jacoby, Joshua Kamm, Kelsey Twohey, Taylor Smith and Brian Williams.